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'Look Daddy! A pink and yellow one!'

DEFINITION: n. The colorful array of plastic bags and other debris which blossom on the trees, thanks winter's whistling winds -- and a few careless neighbors. v. To watch your garbage caress the landscape, as it blows in the wind.

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Litterature

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lit ter a chur

Sentence: The wayward plastic blooms clinging to the bare trees were a form of visual litterature for Kathy. She found the essay in messy,the use in refuse, the rash in trash and the bag in garbage. Waste not, want not became her battle cry. She would use the pen in aspen to describe her strew love...

Etymology: Litter (garbage,refuse) & Literature (creative writing of recognized artistic value;a picture painted with words)

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Carriondynamics

Created by: silveryaspen

Pronunciation: carry un dy nah mix

Sentence: When in the sky, we spy, planes, birds, or butterfly, we take delight, at the sight, of their aerodynamics. But we turn quite bitter, when we see litter, plastics and scrap, going all-a-flap, they're ugly carriondynamics.

Etymology: CARRY, CARRION, AERODYNAMICS. Carry - lift and transport. Carrion - anything that is decaying and discarded. Aerodynamics - the forces involved when objects move through the air.

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COMMENTS:

Very strong and very complex word silveryaspen! Well said! - Biscotti, 2009-04-02: 01:55:00

metrohumanx VERRRRRY clever! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:08:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:25:00

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Canoppy

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: kan oh peee

Sentence: The use of polypropylene has cahnged the canopy to a canoPPy, which is a sackrilage

Etymology: canopy, pp as in polypropylene

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COMMENTS:

a canoppy? That hors d'oeuvres is for the birds! - readerwriter, 2009-04-02: 06:35:00

the little kid in me related to the PP, and the adult in me to sackrilage! Your whole verbotomy works very well on many levels! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 09:58:00

It's ickollogical, isn't it? good word - Nosila, 2009-04-02: 21:53:00

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Wildermess

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: rhymes with wilderness

Sentence: The thing that struck me most from my sojourn to the Himalayas, was the utter beauty of the wildermess - the smog dusted snow, the accretions of debris in the base camp and the sparkling PET bottles, like diamonds on the rocky scree.

Etymology: wilderness (pristine landscape untouched by humans - well, almost) + mess (garbage, or untidiness especially created by the human hand)

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COMMENTS:

nice - galwaywegian, 2009-04-02: 09:45:00

meaningful pull, meaning readily apparent, fits the definition like a glove on a hand, great use of irony, and wildermess is so pervasive! Will use this word a lot! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 10:22:00

Well worth waiting for! - readerwriter, 2009-04-02: 10:46:00

good one - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:23:00

i like it! Very.....thoughtful! - amylynn242, 2009-04-03: 21:23:00

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Rubbletrouble

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: RUB-uhl-trub-uhl

Sentence: Once again after a very blustery March, Bubba and Mary Sue Ellen were beset with rubbletrouble and would have to call in professionals to remove all the trash and debris that decorated the soon to be budding trees in their yard.

Etymology: Blend of 'rubble' (the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up) and 'trouble'

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metrohumanx STOMPING good fusion, Mustango! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:06:00

nice play on double trouble, too! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 02:24:00

makes me think of Scooby Do - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:23:00

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Styroflowers

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sti + roh + flah + wurs

Sentence: I wakened to the sights and sounds of Spring this morning, with the many colorful birds singing their April melodies. The dew was fresh on the lawn and there was a breeze bringing warm, sweet air with it. I next heard the rustle of the trashtrees with their little baggie buds waving on the ends of their branches; accompanied by large white styroflowers which had bloomed everywhere. Ahhh, this would truly be a sight to remember....styrospring at its best.

Etymology: Styrofoam (light resilient foam of polystyrene)and Flowers

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Littercling

Created by: splendiction

Pronunciation: litt er cling

Sentence: The gusts of wind blew loose garbage and debris from the ground in great swirling motions along the streets. The wind swirls were littercling the prickly shrubs, not yet budding, and trees, still dry and dormant. They continued littercling lamposts and swathing the city’s streets and surfaces. The litterclings revealed a decorative mix of discarded plastic remnants of garbage bags and other such permamatter.

Etymology: From litter and cling. It is the effect of wind depositing trash on prickly trees etc.

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Litterbuds

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lit-er-budz

Sentence: Spring is just about here. As people get outside for extended times they are greeted by the array of litterbuds festooning the trees. The local budwatchers club is out dutifully cataloging the varied species and genus. So far they've logged numerous grocery bags, a couple burger wrappers and a rare self-stick Christmas package bow.

Etymology: litter (objects strewn or scattered about; scattered rubbish) + buds (a small axillary or terminal protuberance on a plant, containing rudimentary foliage or rudimentary inflorescence) Play on litterbug

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Poxobagletoids

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: POX-o-BAG-let-oidz

Sentence: Winter’s death gives pause to wonder… Ecocharlatans all blunder- Our packaging we shed with haste… Inflictions on the human race... Urban tumbleweeds compete- With styrofoam upon the street… Festooned with airborne hemorrhoids- Our trees clutch POXOBAGLETOIDS !! As snow turns black with car exhaust… Our calloused souls grow thick with frost.

Etymology: POX+O+BAGLET+OIDS=POXOBAGLETOIDS.....POX:a disastrous evil; alteration of pocks, plural of pock [1530].....O: pseudomodernistic contraction meaning "OF", used frequently in commercial monikers such as "tons O fun" etc..... BAGLET: a diminutive version of a "BAG",something resembling a bag, usu. flexible container that may be closed for holding, storing, or carrying something, often made of paper, plastic or cloth; Middle English bagge, from Old Norse baggi Date: 13th century.....-OID: resembling, having the form or appearance of, something resembling a (specified) object or having a (specified) quality ; Noun suffix similar to "hemorrhoids", a 21st century affiction which often replaces "gout" as the complaint of the well-to-do...Latin -oïdes, from Greek -oeidēs, from -o- + eidos appearance, form :) -

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COMMENTS:

Astute thoughts, verse, etymology, the whole verbotomy. Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 02:11:00

metrohumanx I may be schizophrenic, but at least we have each other. We thank you. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:15:00

metrohumanx Please don't confuse POXOBAGLETOIDS with poxobageltoids...a completely different animule. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:33:00

Or the deposits on the streets of those poxobeagletoids... - readerwriter, 2009-04-02: 05:56:00

YOU are amazing! :) "Urban tumbleweeds compete- With styrofoam" - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-03: 05:23:00

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Superstitionalism

Created by: harleyquinade

Pronunciation:

Sentence: the of superstitions, the method, the patterns, the workings, their soul laid bare.

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-02: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-02: 01:53:00
Moving defintion and cartoon, Metrohumanx and James. They inspired me to say something I never thought I would: I prefer the blustering spring snows and ice on the two maples in my yard.

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-02: 02:01:00
Who couldn't love the charming effect of a polypropylene tree ornament? -perhaps tatooed carny babes?

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-03: 04:34:00
Great definition Metrohumanx :) & Cartoon James :) I LIKE IT!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-03: 09:52:00
Thank you! I have always loved watching garbage blowing in the wind. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-15: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James